Paolo Bandini: Denver look to continue their flawless title defense, while the Falcons look to soar in the Superdome. Plus, take part in our tip-off contest
What a week it has been in the NFL. First we learned that the Vikings might not have been crazy to trade for Sam Bradford, then that Matt Forte does an alarmingly good Arnold Schwarzenegger impression. I would ask who could ever have predicted such a thing, but in fact I already know the answer – grafhamboy – the one and only person to call every game correctly in week two.
That induces it two weeks, and merely two people to score a clean sweep. Will you join them? And will I, unlike last week, recollect to post the overall stands in the comments section below( sorry guys !). Here are the games you need to call:
One touchdown, three interceptions and two wins. Trevor Siemians 2016 season is already starting to look suspiciously similar to Peyton Mannings 2015. As long as the Broncos can run the ball and dominate on defense, they will remain extremely hard to beat – even for a Cincinnati team averaging nearly 350 yards per game through the air. The Bengals have abundant talent at all of the offensive skill positions, but the key question here is whether their offensive line can hold up. No quarterback has been sacked more than Andy Dalton through 2 week, whilst the teams running backs are averaging a meager 1.27 yards before contact. The Broncos will lose a little something up front with DeMarcus Ware injured, but I still suspect that Von Miller might have a fun afternoon with Andrew Whitworth and his old Texas A& M team-mate Cedric Ogbuehi. Broncos to win
Oakland Raiders@ Tennessee Titan ( Sunday 1pm ET/ 6pm BST )
Theres a lot to like about Oakland this season. Derek Carr is developing into one of the leagues best young quarterbacks, a deep obtain corps boasts sufficient weapons to keep opponents from doubling up on Amari Cooper, and the team has obtained solid production out of three different running backs as well. But then there is the defense, which has given up 69 points and more than 1,000 yards in two jaunts. Tennessee might not be the best equipped team to exploit the Raiders many flaws, but Marcus Mariota did remind us what he is capable of in resulting two fourth-quarter scoring drives to snatch a come-from-behind win over Detroit. Typically I might suggest that homefield advantage could tilt this game in the Titan direction. But bearing in mind the fact that they have won simply two of their last 17 games at Nissan Stadium, the opposite might actually be true. Looter to win